Newsexpress banner Camano banner
Media conference on the economy holds April 13 in Lagos

By News Express on 05/04/2016

Views: 1,604

Political economist Prof Pat Utomi will lead a team of discussants to discuss prospects of reshaping the Nigerian economy amidst dwindling oil prices at the second Media Conference of the School of Media & Communication, Pan Atlantic University and the Natural Resource Governance Institute. The event would hold Wednesday, April 13, at the Honeywell Auditorium of the Lagos Business School, Ajah.

Other speakers are Mr Gbenga Onayiga and the dean of the School of Media and Communication, Dr Ikechukwu Obiaya.

Discussants come from the oil industry, the media, development finance institutions and the academia.

Discussants include Mr Martin Ayankola, Editor of The Punch, Dr Kwima Nthara, an economist with the World Bank, Mr Toyin Akinosho, Publisher of Africa Oil & Gas Report and Dr Austin Nweze of the Pan Atlantic University.

Organised by the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, in collaboration with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), the one-day seminar will engender discussions aimed at articulating survival strategies and options available for Nigeria at the wake of the current fiscal realities. More importantly, the seminar hopes to enlist the media in articulating these strategies, and in ensuring sustained good governance in Nigeria.

According to a statement by the Director of Executive Education, School of Media & Communication, Pan Atlantic University, Isaac Ogugua Ezechukwu, “The seminar will examine key issues around the implications of oil price decline on the Nigerian economy, what the government’s response in terms of its policy positions should be, and how the media can contribute to key decisions necessary to bringing about overall reforms in the oil sector and consequently growth and development in the economy.”

The organisers hope that the conference “will also provide a platform for reawakening the media to its watchdog and agenda-setting role of ensuring better governance of Nigeria’s natural resources and its overall economy.”

•Photo shows Prof Utomi.

Source News Express

Posted 05/04/2016 8:50:35 PM





You may also like...
Buhari’s visit to Ebonyi: PDP to give out...

50 escape death as heavy downpour uproots electric...

Bayelsa cries out over declining revenue

IPMAN calls for govt. intervention over moribund refineries...

Ritual killers murder FRCN Accountant, arrested in hotel...

Sokoto NUJ cries out over political victimisation of...

Bethel Amadi: Imo has lost a great Son...

Osun 2018: Again, court dismisses certificate forgery suit...

Children threatened by Ebola outbreak

Nigeria-China: Tangled diplomatic web over Taiwan

HIV patients on treatment rise to 67,763 in...

Buhari: I’m trying hard to give youths jobs...


Latest News Jihadists kill Nigerian soldier, injure others Governors kick against LGs’ financial autonomy, write Buhari Ortom sanctions traditional ruler over threats to Cameroonian refugees Online Publishers faults attack on Delta Information Commissioner using the Forum’s programme “Frontline” Kidnappers kill Igbinedion University lecturer Students desert hostels in Imo over alleged police crackdown, extortion CAN Presidency: TEKAN leader joins race, says he is God’s choice •Set to slug it out with Ayokunle May 29: Ex-presidential aspirants, others threaten to boycott Buhari’s inauguration Boko Haram attacks Borno community, carts away food, provisions Nigerian doctor wins “Brain Tumor Research” award in U.S FG disburses N12.7bn to 3 health agencies Gov. Ajimobi restores 100 per cent state’s tertiary institutions’ subventions


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (480,289 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (419,491 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (357,977 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (306,069 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (270,374 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (241,334 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (229,251 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (210,975 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (202,328 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (200,245 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (181,313 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (181,261 views)


UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (91) Business & Economy (4,268) Business Verdict (71) Columnists (1,031) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (613) Features (752) Global Business Monitor (362) ICT Monitor (43) International (3,462) Interview (179) Live Commentary (29) Love Matters (161) Maggie's Blog (268) News (46,321) Opinion (1,242) Pidgin (17) Politics (10,798) Religion (1,003) Sports (2,007) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera